What we're about

Too much concrete, traffic, and chain storefronts got you down? For most of us living just north of Atlanta, we are within an hour's drive of some incredible Georgia Mountain scenery. This group is for people who live, work, or play in and around Atlanta - Alpharetta, Roswell, Suwanee, Duluth, Sandy Springs - and hear the mountains calling. This is a great group for meeting new people who share the love of nature and outdoors or think they might but don't know yet. It doesn't matter whether you have never hiked a day in your life, this group is a great introduction. We'll hike for enjoyment - that means we aren't concerned with setting a certain pace, and we will be there to enjoy and connect with nature. If you like taking pictures, enjoy exploring new places, can't stand running and want alternative exercise, or you've finished the entire season your Netflix obsession in 48 h and now you have to wait a year for the next season, come join us!

Upcoming events (2)

Charleston Park Trail – Cumming GA - 5.5 miles - Moderate

Charleston Park

Charleston Park sits on the west side of Lake Lanier not too far off of 400 in Forsythe County.

While I’m generally not a big fan of hiking on dual purpose hiking/mountain biking trails, this one is worth giving it a go since much of the trail offers some really nice views of a quiet part of Lake Lanier (YAY!).

The trail all soft surface and does have some areas with rocks and roots. Since it also serves as a mountain biking trail, there are some ruts and odd footing turns as well. As there is some escalation and descent along the way, this trail is rated as moderate. Please be advised that we will keep a pace of[masked] mph so please keep that in mind if you are considering in joining this hike.

Let's meet in the parking lot area just outside of the restrooms. They are easy to find as you will see them immediately as you enter the park. As always, it’s probably best to use the pin map available in the event info for directions to the park and the meeting spot. It will get you right to where you need to be give or take a few meters😜

Parking is free and energetic doggies who are ok with the occasional passing biker are very welcome and encouraged to join.

We will start at 10:00 am. I do like to start hikes on time so please do not be late for the consideration of all attendees.

Below are some helpful links for you to review if you want to get a flavor for what you are signing up for. Of course and as always, if you have any questions in advance please let me know and I will do my best to answer them.

Charlston Park Information:

https://parks.forsythco.com/Parks-and-Facilities/Parks/Charleston-Park

Alltrails (general info about the trail itself):

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/charleston-park-trail

Hope to see you there, and of course please remember that you will be participating entirely at your own risk as Suwanee Take-a-Hikers assumes absolutely no liability (nada, zero, zilch) for adverse events which may occur during meetups. Cheers! 😊

Laurel Ridge Trail - Buford Dam Park - 4 miles - Moderate

Laurel Ridge Trailhead

This is a great trail, with a little elevation, some woods, some water, and even some views of parking lots 😊. Mileage is about 3.9.

The hike will start from the meeting place at 9am. I do like to start on time so please do not be late for the consideration of all attendees.

We will meet outside the restrooms in the Lower Overlook Road trailhead. This lot does not require a parking fee to the best of my knowledge.

Below is a helpful link that will provide some information about the trail itself. As always, if you have any questions in advance please let me know and I will do my best to answer them.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/laurel-ridge-trail

Hope to see you there, and of course please remember that you will be participating entirely at your own risk as Suwanee Take-a-Hikers assumes absolutely no liability (nada, zero, zilch) for adverse events which may occur during meetups. Cheers! 😊

Thanks Steve for the write up!!!

Past events (198)

Unicoi Gab to Blue Mountain Shelter - Strenuous

Unicoi Gap

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